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Kompakt duo announce box set and new album

The two co-founders of veteran German dance institution Kompakt are set to release major projects this autumn

Two of the co-founders of veteran German dance institution Kompakt, Michael Mayer and Wolfgang Voigt, are set to release major projects this autumn.

Voigt's Gas Box compiles the four albums he released under the name Gas in the late 1990s – Gas, Zauberberg, Königsforst and Pop. The box will present each record in its original form alongside a book of Voigt's art. This new package follows a previous Gas box set released in spring 2008 when Voigt graced the cover of The Wire. The vinyl edition of the set includes a number of previously unreleased edits of his recordings. Meanwhile his Kompakt associate Michael Mayer is set to release a brand new album on the !K7 label. Titled simply &, it consists entirely of collaborations with Roman Flügel, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Voigt himself, among many others. The release date for Voigt’s Gas Box and Mayer’s & is 28 October.